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Health ministry procures trucks to improve service delivery

Health ministry procures trucks to improve service delivery

Stefanus Nashama The Ministry of Health and Social Services yesterday said that it has spent about N$10.6 million on the procurement of four trucks for the Central Medical Stores. The trucks were procured to improve capacity for the transportation and distribution of pharmaceuticals and clinical supplies across the country. According to the ministry, the N$10.6 million included the cost of necessary modifications to make the trucks fit for their purpose. Speaking at a press conference held at the Otjiwarongo yesterday, the Minister of Health and Social Services, Kalumbi Shangula said the additional four trucks will enable the ministry to meet…
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‘Arrest homosexuals’ – Shifeta

‘Arrest homosexuals’ – Shifeta

Stefanus Nashama A furious Pohamba Shifeta, Namibia’s Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, yesterday told the Windhoek Observer that sodomy is a crime and should not be tolerated in Namibia, calling for the arrest of anyone engaging in it. “Homosexuality is sodomy, and sodomy is a crime, and like any other criminal activity, it contradicts and violates the law of this country and the African cultures,” Shifeta said. He said that the Namibian Police should not sympathize with sodomy at all and should arrest those that have admitted publicly to having engaged in such sexual activities. “The Namibian Police should…
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Ovambanderu Paramount Chieftain dumps Swapo….claims govt is belittling her

Ovambanderu Paramount Chieftain dumps Swapo….claims govt is belittling her

Hertta-Maria Amutenja Aletta Nguvauva, the Ovambanderu Paramount Chieftain, on Sunday, announced that she will not be supporting Swapo as her political party moving forward. Nguvauva said her withdrawal from the party is attributed to a lack of development in the constituencies of Epukiro and Otjimbine. Nguvauva, in a strongly worded statement said that the people of the two constituencies have been electoral fortresses for the party. “My unwavering support and that of my people to the Swapo Party notwithstanding all these years, have not translated into tangible results in terms of development in the regions and areas my people inhabit…
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Well wishes for Geingob as he undergoes surgery in SA

Well wishes for Geingob as he undergoes surgery in SA

Niël Terblanché After undergoing a minor preventative surgical procedure to correct a cardiac issue President Hage Geingob took to social media to thank every person who sent him well wishes. “I would like to thank the Namibians, cabinet colleagues, leaders of political parties, comrades and friends from all over the world for all the kind messages of support and well-wishes following my aortic procedure on Friday,” he said in a message posted on his social media platforms. At the start of the weekend, the President was flown to South Africa to undergo the preventative surgical procedure. In a statement issued…
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Victory for Paragon and the NAC in Supreme Court ruling

Victory for Paragon and the NAC in Supreme Court ruling

Niël Terblanché A bench of three Supreme Court Judges dismissed an appeal by Menzies Aviation Namibia to continue providing ground handling services for the Namibia Airports Company at the Hosea Kutako International Airport with costs. This means that Menzies will have to cease its operations and vacate the premises of the NAC at Namibia’s main airport, paving the way for Paragon Aviation Services in a joint venture with Ethiopian Airlines to provide ground handling services at HKIA. In a seminal judgment handed down on Friday, the Supreme Court held that the rule of law demands that Menzies’ unlawful hold over…
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Swapo given seven days to produce politburo, central committee minutes

Swapo given seven days to produce politburo, central committee minutes

Stefanus Nashama Swapo member Reinhold Shipwikineni, has given the ruling party, Swapo seven days to furnish him with the minutes of the politburo meeting of 5 September 2022 and the central committee meeting of 10 September 2022. Failure to do so will mean that Shipwikineni will approach the High Court of Namibia with an application that if granted will compel Swapo to provide the documents he is looking for. This follows after Shipwikineni, through his legal representative, Nafimane Halweendo wrote a letter to Swapo Party, demanding the politburo and central committee minutes in relation to the nominations of the top…
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School curriculum does not promote homosexuality

School curriculum does not promote homosexuality

Niël Terblanché The current zealotry surrounding the issue of Same-sex marriages in Namibia has led to scathing attacks on the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture’s curriculum which provides learners with the basic knowledge of sexual reproductive health and rights. Sanet Steenkamp, the Executive Director of the education ministry, in an effort to quell the rabid attacks on the current curriculum, clarified what is actually being taught in Namibian schools. “The ministry has been inundated with questions related to the current topical issue of same-sex relationships in Namibia. These questions are linked to statements made mainly by representatives of faith-based…
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The congress is over, no more groups – Nandi-Ndaitwah

The congress is over, no more groups – Nandi-Ndaitwah

Stefanus Nashama The Swapo Party Vice-President, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has strongly urged party members, supporters, and sympathizers to work together and unify by saying “The congress is over, no more groups”. She said all members should support the party through her as the only nominated presidential candidate during the 2024 elections. “Congress is over, no more groups. You all support Swapo, through Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwa, your presidential candidate come 2024,” she said. Netumbo was speaking at the rally of the Swapo party held at Eenhana on Saturday. She urged members of the party to respect each other and party leaders who participated…
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Oshana Police promises to strengthen relationship with community

Oshana Police promises to strengthen relationship with community

Stefanus Nashama The Namibian Police in Oshana region say they they will strengthen the already existing relationship with the community, in combating crime. Oshana Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Naftal Sakaria announced the undertaking while speaking during a community engagement with the community of the Okadoolopa district near Ondangwa. Sakaria said it is important for the police to have good relations with members of the community, and to be visible in the community at all times to fight crimes and maintain order. “We will not hear anything if we do not go and communicate with community members. Officers should not sit…
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Seven arrested for possessing illicit items

Seven arrested for possessing illicit items

Hertta-Maria Amutenja Seven suspects were arrested over the weekend for possession of illicit drugs and alcohol. The police in Keetmanshoop arrested a security guard after he was found with a bag of cannabis. The suspect, a Southern Security employee, was arrested after he was visiting a trial awaiting prisoner and that he handed the incarcerated person a newspaper which contained in its folds, an okapi knife. “After he was arrested a search was conducted on the suspect. He was found in possession of a bag of cannabis,” the Weekend Crime Report provided by the Public Relations Division of NamPol stated.…
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